Special Events

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The Special Events Department both produces and permits special events in the City of Aspen that not only benefit event participants but also promote and market Aspen’s vitality to our community and its visitors. Our goal is to instill a sense of pride and excellence in the City’s cultural uniqueness, and in its dedication for maintaining the joy and beauty that is Aspen. To find more information on City sponsored events, please visit: Aspen Special Events

Hosting an Event in Aspen

If you are looking to host an event in Aspen, the Special Events Department is here to guide you through the special event permitting process. It is our goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and fun events that remain consistent with our special events principals and policies.

Completing our short form application will begin the process and will allow us to review your event and guide you through any additional steps needed to get your event permitted.

Begin your application here.

Event Safety Checklist

Please refer to Pitkin County's website for additional information on submitting your Event Safety Plan. While this form is not required for events that do no need a Special Event Permit, Pitkin County Public Health still encourages you to complete the form as it may help you think through best practices and ways to reduce transmission of COVID-19. If you are obtaining a Special Event Permit from the City of Aspen, the event safety checklist is considered as part of your application process. Please plan on completing this and submitting a copy to us.


Photo Shoots and Film Shoots

The Special Events Department is your resource for obtaining a permit for photo/film shoots in the City of Aspen. Please complete our application so that we may guide you through any additional steps needed to get your proposal reviewed and permitted.